Brick Wonders: Wonders of the World to Make from LEGO

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Barron's best-selling Brick City was a study of the world's most famous buildings in LEGO form. Now, master modeler, and LEGO aficionado, Warren Elsmore, takes the humble LEGO brick on another global tour, this time to recreate the stunning wonders of the ancient, natural, and modern world. Inside Brick Wonders, Elsmore presents helpful tips for neophyte LEGO modelers (such as where to buy the most useful bricks and how to build to scale) along with plans for constructing specific models. Vivid photos of ...
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Overview


Barron's best-selling Brick City was a study of the world's most famous buildings in LEGO form. Now, master modeler, and LEGO aficionado, Warren Elsmore, takes the humble LEGO brick on another global tour, this time to recreate the stunning wonders of the ancient, natural, and modern world. Inside Brick Wonders, Elsmore presents helpful tips for neophyte LEGO modelers (such as where to buy the most useful bricks and how to build to scale) along with plans for constructing specific models. Vivid photos of completed LEGO models are stunning to view and include:
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza
  • The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • The International Space Station
  • The Panama Canal
  • The Grand Canyon
  • The Great Barrier Reef

Featuring helpful drawings of structural details to guide model builders, Brick Wonders presents a modeler's panorama of the world's most breathtaking wonders. More than 400 full-color instructional and inspirational images throughout. BONUS POSTERS: Enclosed with the book are two dramatic posters featuring LEGO® model photos of the Wonders of the World. The posters, which are suitable for framing, unfold to 17 1/2" x 24 3/4".

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If LEGO builders continue their joyful labors, the brick universe will soon rival our own. Aiding and abetting this model mega-city planning is Warren Elsmore, already the author of Barron's Brick City and now the architect behind Brick Wonders. This trade paperback original contains plans for constructing models that include ancient Seven Wonders of the World like the Great Pyramid and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; but also modern sites such as an international space station and the Panama Canal; and even awesome natural destinations including the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438004112
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 192,017
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Warren Elsmore is a LEGO modeler who has worked with several commercial companies in the United Kingdom building plastic models to help them visualize their conceptions. As a hobbyist, he is best known for his 13 1/2-foot-long LEGO model of London's famous St. Pancras railroad station.
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